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View Poll Results: Browser of the Year
Firefox 489 55.57%
Chrome 184 20.91%
Konqueror 9 1.02%
Opera 88 10.00%
SeaMonkey 21 2.39%
Flock 0 0%
Midori 11 1.25%
w3m 5 0.57%
Chromium 64 7.27%
Epiphany 2 0.23%
links/elinks 4 0.45%
lynx 3 0.34%
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Old 01-26-2011, 04:53 AM   #106
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Opera all the way.
Firefox is next to opera, that is if some websites aren't compatible and don't work despite masking as firefox.
Chrome for me crashes every 10 minutes (stable+unstable)
 
Old 01-26-2011, 06:12 AM   #107
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Opera all the way.
Firefox is next to opera, that is if some websites aren't compatible and don't work despite masking as firefox.
Chrome for me crashes every 10 minutes (stable+unstable)
why do u think opera is so good?
 
Old 01-26-2011, 09:05 AM   #108
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I think what I am saying is vary clear.
Ok, maybe it is just me then but I still don't know what you mean by profiling. To the best of my knowledge we are not telling Google any more information than the other browsers. So I guess what is not clear to me is what do you think we tell them?

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Could it be Google needing to, say [implement a means to profile google/gmail users who use Opera's Turbo proxy?] (like me).
Well Google could so that but they don't need our help. They can do it on their own since the IP range we use for the turbo servers is widely known. However this is the same for anyone running a large set of proxies. We aren't the only ones.

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As such you seem to be saying that if there were any truth in my question then you would know.
I hope I would know. Though I must admit I don't know everything about all of Opera's products and services. That said, if you can give me something to go on I could probably find out

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But what are you saying yourself? Should we keep everything quiet for the sake of Opera's reputation? Should we never we appeal to others for answers for our questions?
No I am just saying that that you seemed to be implying there was a problem rather than asking. However, maybe you just caught me at a bad time and I am being overly defensive. If so, my apologies.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #109
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Don't use Google?

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What exactly are you trying to say? Also before spreading rumours perhaps you could find that citation to back it up.

P.S. I am an Opera employee
Seems to me that the issue is not really Opera, but Google's incessant user tracking. Why switch browsers to avoid this issue? Switch SEARCH ENGINES =D. Try scroogle.org on for size; it's a google scraper that anonymizes you. It even has some search plugins for Firefox and etc.

I use scroogle in uzbl and firefox. Most other browsers I see don't seem to have an easy way to add search engine plugins. Scroogle's not as fancy as vanilla google, but it gets the job done.

Another alternative? Maybe DMOZ. I haven't really tried it, though.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 03:48 PM   #110
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Lightbulb Chrome

Well, basically, the Chrom(ium/e) are same. I think that they should be merged.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 05:56 PM   #111
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Lightbulb Goosh! No, it's not that stinky stuff on the bottom of your shoe! :)

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Try scroogle.org on for size; it's a google scraper that anonymizes you. It even has some search plugins for Firefox and etc.

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Another alternative? Maybe DMOZ. I haven't really tried it, though.

http://goosh.org might be what some folks are looking for
 
Old 01-27-2011, 12:08 AM   #112
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http://goosh.org might be what some folks are looking for
I second that. Goosh is great!
 
Old 01-28-2011, 07:44 AM   #113
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I've tried many different browsers, both in Windows and in Linux. I almost love Epiphany. But for me nothing comes close to Firefox in usability, look, how it works, how well it works, and the best add-ons/extensions.
 
Old 01-29-2011, 10:56 AM   #114
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Smile Epiphany

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I've tried many different browsers, both in Windows and in Linux. I almost love Epiphany. But for me nothing comes close to Firefox in usability, look, how it works, how well it works, and the best add-ons/extensions.
I tried Epiphany recently on a fresh Debian install - it seems to be set as the default. While it is lightweight relative to firefox... it doesn't seem to have keyring support for remembering passwords, or else it's not easy to find. Also, I shouldn't have to do a google search to find out what gconf setting I need to make to get the browser to use a simple proxy. Not unless the browser's really great, or really unique, anyway. With Epiphany... I'm not seeing much besides a browser that looks like Firefox but is harder to configure and has less functionality.

Though maybe if you take out all the open-source browsers that are heavily sponsored by their own corporations (Firefox by Mozilla, Chromium by Google, etc.), then maybe Epiphany would be the best easy-to-learn-and-use one left. Konqueror would probably be close behind it. I guess if Firefox didn't run in linux, we'd be using Epiphany in Gnome and Konqueror in KDE... just like in the days where Netscape Navigator was a huge PITA to compile.

Come to think of it... Firefox has done a great job in promoting linux. Without a fully featured and mostly-standards-compliant browser for linux, would be really be able to switch our friends and family over to linux so easily?

I think I'll vote for Firefox as browser of the year
 
Old 01-29-2011, 11:31 AM   #115
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I use Chromium (dev-channel daily builds, currently using Chromium 11.x)
 
Old 01-29-2011, 11:55 AM   #116
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I use Chromium (dev-channel daily builds, currently using Chromium 11.x)
as do I! :D
 
Old 01-31-2011, 11:57 AM   #117
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Opera is always buggy whenever I try it. FF feels old. Chrome/Chromium is blazing fast and I like the way i can open a new tab and have the bookmarks bar on it all ready - i've not seen that anywhere else. Application shortcuts is another winner.

Chromium all the way.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 12:02 PM   #118
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Konqueror, better yet, ReKonq, I just like the old warrior's versatility, ReKonq's not on the ballot. Firefox has become too bloated, over the past couple of years for my taste, but Firefox 4.0, now that's a Firefox of a different color. Next year's winner, for sure.
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:10 PM   #119
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Opera is always buggy whenever I try it.
Just out of curiosity what do you find buggy about Opera?
 
Old 01-31-2011, 02:15 PM   #120
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My first impressions of Rekonq are promising. It is too bad it doesn't have an inline spell checker?
 
  


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